Though Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment previously announced an untitled animated project due out around the holidays in 2016, it’s been revealed that that project in question will now be titled Sing. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in the musical comedy written and directed by Garth Jennings. The movie follows the owner of a failing theater who stages the world’s greatest singing competition in hopes of rejuvenating his business; five hopeful contestants emerge as frontrunners vying for a life-changing victory.
We have a host of new character images from Sing to share with you today, along with the film’s official synopsis and a new teaser poster. This holiday film, which boasts more than 85 hit songs, will be the second animated feature from Illumination Entertainment to debut in 2016, following the summer release of The Secret Life of Pets.
Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Nick Offerman, and Beck Bennett also lend their voices to the animated animals of Sing, which opens December 21, 2016.